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good morning, america. on offense. a feisty and fiery vice presidential debate. biden and ryan, head to head. calling each other out on all the key issues. >> with all due respect, that's a bunch of malarkey. >> i think the vice president very well knows, that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> sharp jabs all night. and how about all those laughs from biden? >> mr. vice president? mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to make up lost ground. but i think it will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> abc martha raddatz front and center, she's here live. police on a desperate search for a killer, as abc news confirms that the body of 10-year-old jessica ridgeway has been found. vanishing on her way to school. will local cell phone towers
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help investigators get their suspect? harry the hero, the prince on the front lines of a war zone right now. fighting on enemy taliban fighters to save the lives of wounded soldiers. ♪ it's been a hard day's night >> and new proof it's tiring to be a toddler, times two. watch these boys take on their dinner plates. as it becomes an epic showdown, now going viral. spaghetti versus sleep. can you guess who wins? ♪ will make me feel all right and happy friday, everyone. boy, i had not seen that video before it came up. that's very funny stuff. as you all know, robin is at home, recovering from her bone marrow transplant. lara is off today. great to have amy robach here. and boy, what a debate. i'm calling it the thursday night fights. real clashes. real differences. the early polls show a split decision. we're hearing a whole lot of praise for our friend and colleague, martha raddatz.
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she was the moderator last night from abc news. there she is, front and center. we're going to talk to her in just a minute. >> martha raddatz for president, right? vice president biden really brought the fight to the debate. calling ryan's statements a bunch of malarkey and a bunch of stuff. we're going to talk about it with our powerhouse political contributors who are here with us, nicolle wallace and donna brazile. there they are. and bianna is here to break down all of the numbers from last night. the top google search was for biden, malarkey, how old is paul ryan? a lot of stuff. >> a lot of online activity last night. it's "your voice, your vote." with just 25 days to go. abc's jon karl has all the highlights from danville, kentucky. no throat-clearing last night. these guys were going at it from the start. >> reporter: they sure were, george. this was a clash of ideas. a clash of styles. and i would say the liveliest vice presidential debate we have ever seen. this one got personal. >> jack kennedy lowered taxes, increased growth.
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ronald reagan -- >> oh, now, you're jack kennedy. >> reporter: barb after barb. >> i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. but i think people will be better served if we don't keep interrupting each other. >> well, don't take all of the four minutes then. >> reporter: biden was often dominant. maybe a little too dominant. republicans claimed he interrupted ryan 82 times. often breaking out in laughter. even when ryan was talking about iranian nukes. >> and all i have to point to -- >> reporter: biden was even all smiles when he accused ryan of basically not telling the truth. >> this is a bunch of stuff. look, here's the deal. >> what does that mean, a bunch of stuff? >> well, it means it's simply inaccurate. >> it's irish. >> it is. we irish call it malarkey. >> reporter: they disagreed on virtually everything. from syria, to medicare. >> now they got a new plan. trust me. it's not going to cost you any more. folks, follow your instincts on this one. >> they got caught with their hands in the cookie jar, turning medicare into a piggy bank for obama care.
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>> reporter: abc's martha raddatz pressed both of them. challenging biden to explain the white house's shifting stories on the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. >> when people in the consulate first saw armed men attacking, with guns, there were no protesters. why did that go on for weeks? >> because that's exactly what we were told by the intelligence community. >> it's indicative of a broader problem. that what we're watching on our tv screens is the unraveling of the obama foreign policy. >> reporter: score one for ryan there. but when ryan slammed the administration's $800 billion stimulus bill, biden was ready with this. >> he sent me two letters saying, by the way, can you send me some stimulus money for companies here in the state of wisconsin? we sent millions of dollars. you know why he said -- >> you did ask for stimulus money, correct? >> sure he did. >> for two occasions, we advocated for constituents applying for grants. that's what we do. we do that for all constituents. >> i love that. i love that.
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this is such a bad program. and he writes me a letter saying, writes the department of energy a letter saying, the reason we need this stimulus, it will create growth and jobs. his words. >> reporter: unlike the president, biden slammed ryan over romney's infamous comments about the 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes. ryan turned it back on biden. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. [ laughter ] >> reporter: now, there will be a lot of discussion over who was stronger last night. biden or ryan? but i've got to tell you, around here, there was one clear consensus winner. and that was the moderator, martha raddatz, who taught the world what we all know around here, george. you don't mess with martha. >> that is for sure. >> it was a lively time. >> it was. martha, congratulations. you did such a great job. >> thank you. >> here's the question i really want to know. as the debate unfolded, was it the debate you prepared for? the one you saw in your head as you wrote the questions out?
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>> i think i was surprised that i got in as many followups. and you've done this, george. you try to listen and you try to react to what they're saying. sure, i had a lot of followups written. i had a lot of questions written. but when you're there and in the moment, you really have to go with what's happening. so, when they were talking to each other, when they were going after each other, you want to kind of step back from that. and yet, when i would hear things, i would think, i've got to jump in there, i've got to jump in there. >> and there was so much happening. it was moving so fast from the very beginning. i wonder if you have any insight into the personal dynamic of the two men from that close? >> well, that's a really interesting -- the dynamic because that table is very intimate. so, it's very different than the presidential debate last week, when they're up on the podium. that close to one another, and they're sort of going at each other and the laughter and some of the jabs at one another, it felt way more personal just because of that intimate setting. >> i'll bet it did. because you're so close to them right there.
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did they say anything to you after the debate? >> you know, i shook their hands after the debate. i saw both of them after the debate with their families, briefly. they both were very nice. they both said you were tough, but you did a good job. and they seemed to enjoy themselves. >> i think that is exactly right. you seemed to enjoy yourself, as well. and you did a fantastic job. congratulations, martha. >> thank you very much. i did my best. let's get more from our insiders right here, right now. nicolle wallace, you were behind the scenes four years ago with sarah palin, donna brazile with vice president gore. some time ago back in 2000. donna, let me begin with you. and the polls show a split decision. one overnight poll, giving a small edge to ryan. another one, a bigger edge to joe biden. one thing was clear. joe biden did what democrats wanted him to do last night. >> no question, george. joe biden came prepared. he came prepared to argue. he came prepared to debate. and he came prepared to be joe biden. malarkey. i didn't even know that word before.
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he took all of the issues that president obama left on the floor last week. and said, you know what? i'm going to take that straight to the romney/ryan ticket. he didn't hesitate to attack them on their so-called budget plans, or their tax plans. he was also, at times, when i thought he would become defensive on foreign policy, joe biden showed once again, he has the experience and had the information. and details matter. and joe biden provided those, too. >> you saw the romney campaign zeroing in on the smiles and laughs from joe biden. >> yeah, and look, it's an interesting bar for success. democrats feel because he restored what obama lost last week, got them back to equilibrium. that it was a success. but that doesn't represent any threat to the momentum that romney was able to create from last week's debate. from the romney side, they felt they got their campaign in a good place last week. and paul ryan didn't do anything to jeopardize that momentum,
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that forward motion that they were able to put in place in those swing states. >> the bottom line, how does this set the table for the presidential debate tuesday night? >> last week, mitt romney tried to pivot to the middle. joe biden pushed them right back to the far right where they've been all campaign season. next week, president obama has to keep mitt romney back in that extreme position. and once again, tell the american people we can move forward. >> i think there's some substance on the table now. i think president obama will have to answer a line of questioning that martha raddatz opened up about what really happened in benghazi. what the administration knows. and there's a window and a possibility that in 90 minutes, the public will really start to wrap their brain around the possibility that the administration either misled the public or that there was some colossal intelligence failure that will be a factor in these closing weeks of this campaign. >> nicolle wallace, donna brazile, thanks so much. a lot more on the debate fought this sunday on "this week." now let's go to amy. well, george, it was a big night online for the debate.
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the events shaking things up on social media. and bianna golodryga is here to break down the numbers for us. lots of tweets last night. >> reporter: times have changed. we have the tv on and the twitter feeds open. let's take a look at the numbers. 3.7 million tweets last night. during the debate, that's a lot. but compare to it last week, the presidential debate, 10.5 million. that's still the record, as far as we have seen. as far as google searches throughout the night. biden, conflating. in reference to afghanistan. malarkey. the word of the morning. who is winning the debate? a big question going back and forth. and how old is paul ryan? paul ryan is 42 years old. biden is 69 years old, as well. and as far as the biggest moments of the night, we heard that jack kennedy moment, from biden channeling lloyd bentsen. 58,000 tweets per minute. and the cookie jar moment, in reference to medicare, that generated a lot of tweets. and then, tweets throughout the night. >> laughing. >> malarkey. facts matter. jack kennedy. all these are in reference to joe biden.
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there's debate as to who won last night. i think we can agree that martha raddatz, hands down. >> yes. she did great a job. thanks so much, bianna. josh has the other top stories that are developing right now. josh, over to you. >> okay, amy. we're going to begin with the growing mystery of what happened to 10-year-old jessica ridgeway of colorado, who vanished on her way to school. what began as a search for this little girl is now a desperate hunt for her killer. abc's clayton sandell tells us how the fbi is hoping to break this case open. >> reporter: this morning, hundreds of officers are searching fields, ravines, and neighborhoods near where a body was discovered late wednesday. sources tell abc news the remains belong to 10-year-old jessica ridgeway, who vanished a week ago, walking to school in nearby westminster. but a frustrating lack of suspects is now prompting investigators to release a profile of who they believe committed this gruesome crime. >> that could be your boss, your friend, and ultimately could be your family member.
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>> reporter: the new profile by the fbi's behavioral analysis unit says the likely suspect is probably male. and might have recently left work or suddenly left town. he may have already changed his appearance. or gotten rid of his car. abc news has learned investigators are focusing on cell phone towers near jessica's home, where her backpack was found, and where the remains were discovered. if a phone number registered at all three towers, it could lead to a suspect. >> we all have children of our own. and it could have been our child. >> reporter: and because of that, this morning, this entire community remains on edge. for "good morning america," clayton sandell, westminster, colorado. >> thank you for that, clayton. a dire warning from defense secretary leon panetta, calling this is a pre-9/11 moment. he urged government and business leaders to beef up their defe e defenses against computer hackers. or, he says, we could face a cyber pearl harbor. he says that hackers in iran and china are becoming more sophisticated, making u.s.
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transportation, power and financial networks increasingly vulnerable. and the first lawsuit has been filed in connection with the meningitis outbreak. blamed on contaminated steroid shots. at least 14 people have now died. 170 people have become sick in the 11 states you see highlighted. but 14,000 could still be at risk. federal and state officials in massachusetts say they lack clear authority to crack down on the pharmacy blamed for the outbreak, even though safety concerns were raised in the past. and this year's nobel peace prize has been announced. and the winner is, the european union. the nobel committee praised the e.u. for six decades of advancing peace, democracy, and human rights. it does seem like an awful lot of trophy, though. and finally, an eye-opening mystery in south florida. look at washed up at the beach at pompano. pompano beach, to be precise. an eye the size of a softball. here's the thing.
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marine biologists think it may be from a giant squid. they're keeping it on ice until someone can determine the species. but right now, something with an eyeball the size of a softball is swimming around in the atlantic. and nobody knows what it is. >> and it can't see its way around. >> so have fun with that, south florida. >> what does "sea rescue" think? >> i think something needs a "sea rescue." going around, can't see. >> wow, that is something. josh, thanks. now, to a shakeup at walmart. workers at 28 stores across the country walked off the job this week. now, they're threatening a walkout on the super bowl of shopping days, black friday. abc's steve osunsami has the latest from atlanta. >> reporter: walmart workers may be known for their smiles. but these walmart associates are decidedly unhappy. >> i'll come back and they'll tell me, you're fired. i said, what for? i didn't do anything. >> reporter: first, taking their grievances to the sidewalks outside of their stores.
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then, on to the walmart mothership in arkansas, where they were told we'll talk to you individually, but not as a group. now, they're promising to walk out and picket on the holiest of days in retail. that magical friday after thanksgiving, when flat-screens sell out in 17 minutes. and walmart registers ring up a breathtaking 4,000 sales each second. outside los angeles, walmart associates greg and charlene fletcher say they want better pay, health benefits for part-time employees. and most importantly, they want walmart to stop pushing out workers who threaten to unionize. >> they're so out of touch with their associates, they don't realize how many associates are unhappy. >> reporter: we talked with company managers, hurt and offended. telling us these are great jobs. that most of their 1.4 million workers are very happy. and only a few thousand at most are threatening to walk. >> we think there's a few associates that have some concerns. but they don't represent the views of the 1.3 million associates we have in the united states.
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>> reporter: but if it were possible to shut walmart down on black friday, experts say it would be devastating. potentially, a $312 million hit on friday alone. >> for walmart to lose its most profitable day of the year, it would be devastating on black friday. and continue to be devastating on the days and possibly years ahead. >> reporter: that would be good news for tar get and costco. but with 4,000 walmart stores across the country, those workers would need a lot more help to slow things down. george and amy? >> sure would. steve, thanks very much. now, to a follow-up on a story we brought you thursday. that baby walrus, rescued off the coast of alaska, waking up at his brand-new home for the first time this morning at the new york aquarium, after a cross-country commute. and abc's john muller was there for his big welcome. >> reporter: he's only 4 months old and already weighs 234 pounds. and sports a mustache so thick, it puts dr. seuss' lorax to shame.
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meet mitik. playfully nicknamed mit. he is the walrus who is making waves and splashes as new york city's hairiest and cutest new resident. mit and another walrus were rescued off the coast of alaska in july, after being separated from their herd of nearly 1,000. they were brought to the alaska sea life center. getting round-the-clock tlc. >> a miracle just from the outset. when he was found, he was already dehydrated. he developed some bladder problems. >> reporter: in the beginning, mit was so sick, he couldn't take a bottle feeding. no such problems now. the attention-grabbing ball of flubber likes a cuddle, his toys, and getting sprayed with a hose. he's been doing so well that thursday, he was placed aboard a fedex cargo jet and flown 4,500 miles to his new home. >> he's doing well. he's hitting his milestones. and we hope he will continue to do so. the scrappy little fellow coming in is the perfect new yorker. it's amazing.
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>> reporter: mit will be quarantined for at least 30 days. visitors eager to welcome him may have to wait until next spring to meet the jowly giant. but one thing is certain, miracle mit is sure to be a hit. for "good morning america," john muller, abc news, new york. >> i can already see the lines wrapped around to go and see him. >> who knew a walrus could be cuddly? >> and cute. >> they are. but when they get bigger, they get bigger. >> not so cuddly. >> not so cuddly. >> that big. >> they're big. they're real big. >> would not have survived in the wild. never mind. do you want to show our favorite video of the day? >> sure, yes, absolutely. >> the walrus doing situps. >> when they get too big -- amy, you have never seen this. when they get too big, they do situps. >> not so cute anymore, huh? what's happening? what's about to happen? >> you know what's happening? we're eating into sam's weather. >> that was just me waking up this morning. let's get to the boards. one or two things we want to show you today. we're going to start with the waterspouts. what a wild day on thursday. from l.a. to san diego, i mean, really, waterspouts all over the
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place. big reports of hail. an awful lot of flooding rain. this one, kabc sent us that picture in the area. that storm moves off the coastline inland. this is going to set up severe storms in the red zone. but in the middle of the country, that's from chicago to dallas on saturday, this is a spring-like pattern that could have tornadoes involved. and you need to stay up with your local abc stations if you're in the middle of the country over the weekend. it's going to be a powerful punch of storms. in comes a shot of colder temperatures. if you're walking out the door this morning from the great lakes to new england, you're going to notice it all day long.
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>> your weekend getaway was brought to you by hunter douglas. happy weekend, everybody. >> thank you, sam. coming up on "gma," bombshell testimony against the doctor accused of killing his wife. his girlfriend saying she moved in weeks after his wife's death. was she really introduced as the nanny? and new details on harry the hero. the prince on the edge of a war zone. firing on enemy fighters and
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neighboring wine shop. sue has been following this all morning. and big accident now on the skyway with tunnel still closed bus s in place for muni -- "sig alert" lifted before fit street off the bay bridge on the skyway overturn that has been righted tow trucks trying to get that accident out of lanes. residual back up across the bay bridge avoid the bay bridge if you can, take bart. bart experiencing 10 to 15 minute delays. when we
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calls about a quake in the san ramon valley about 2.3 but it did wake a few people -- my wife up -- showers trending drier mid to upper 50s right now on our way to well below average again with pockets of sun this afternoon. mainly low to upper 60s warmer this weekend. have a great day.
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♪ oh, they want to be wide-awake. a.j. and m.j. a hard morning at the beach. they are so hungry. but they're so sleepy, too. who wins out? spaghetti or sleep? you'll find out. in just a few minutes. >> a news investigation. we're going to investigate the medical phenomenon, george, going on. >> of sleep. it's new. ground-breaking. >> and how you can eat in your sleep. a.j. and m.j. show us. that is great stuff. good morning, everyone. robin at home, recovering from her bone marrow transplant. great to have amy robach here. we are going to reveal more
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about the alleged prostitution scandal. >> there's going to be a follow-up or two on that story. new details this morning about prince harry on the front lines of a war zone, facing enemy fighters. and in fact, saving the lives of wounded soldiers. a great update. plus, jennifer aniston, who is famous for her hair, is letting everyone in on the secret right now on the rachel. her fabulous hair with help from science. >> you must have had a rachel back in the day, huh? >> i had a rachel. i think i did. >> everyone did. >> yes. >> do we have photos of you rocking the rachel? do we have photos? >> i'm going to do amy a favor and move on right now. >> thank you. we have a case of the utah doctor accused of murdering his wife. there's a new twist. the doctor's mistress has admitted to the affair in court. saying he moved her into the family home just weeks after his wife's death.
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linsey davis is here with the latest. >> reporter: jesse willis is her name. and she talks about her relationship with martin macneill on the witness stand. saying, it was just for fun. all eyes in the courtroom wednesday were on 24 woman, gypsy willis. you can see here, as she left the witness stand smiling, her eyes were glued on martin macneill, the man about to stand trial for the murder of his wife, michelle. prosecutors say the year-long affair with willis is the motive. >> the motive will sit well with the jurors. it gives them a hook to justify conviction. >> reporter: in court, willis testified the two met online in 2005 and started a sexual relationship one year later. she also said he provided her with a credit card to help her get through nursing school. she testified she never thought macneill would leave his wife for her. but just weeks after she died,
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he moved willis in the house as the new nanny. in court, she was referred to as the nanny with benefits. not long after her testimony, the judge ordered the doctor to stand trial for first-degree murder. calling macneill's actions evidence of a guilty mind. macneill who made this 911 call, says he's innocent. that he tried to save his wife. >> he has done some got things in his life. >> reporter: but in a search warrant, investigators said the doctor intentionally overdosed his wife after she had plastic surgery. surgery he insisted she have. >> the state will need to show that there's some conduct on behalf of the defendant that links him to the murder. >> reporter: his daughters and other family members have consistently been a presence in the court, often clutching pictures of their mother, as they glared at their father in
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the courtroom. >> it's a whole web of lies. this was very well planned out. he almost got away with it. let's hope that the jury convicts my father. >> reporter: after the death of his wife, macneill and willis were charged with identity fraud and served prison. macneill is expected to enter pleas for the murder charges later this month. the trial likely won't start until next year. >> we have a long way to go. thanks very much. now, to the latest on the shocking scandal we reported earlier this week. prostitution allegations against a zumba dance instructor in a popular new england tourist town. this morning, police are getting ready to reveal the names of more than 100 alleged clients. abc's john schriffen is in kennebunk, maine, with the latest. >> reporter: defense attorneys representing some of the more than 100 alleged client of alexis wright, asked the judge here to block the release of the
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names. >> releasing the list has the power to really destroy reputation. >> reporter: wright, a zumba dance instructor, is accused of running a prostitution ring from her kennebunk dance studio. outside of court tuesday, the 29-year-old refused to answer questions, after pleading not guilty to 106 counts, ranging from prostitution to invasion of privacy. this morning, abc news has learned as many as 45 men on the list have already been summoned. police claim this man, 57-year-old mark strong, was in charge of booking and screening wright's alleged clients. his lawyer admits, there is a list. but claims strong had nothing to do with it. >> there's policemen, firemen, accountants, tv personalities, lawyers. it runs the gamut of americana. >> reporter: according to court documents, the landlord for wright's studio called police after hearing unusual sounds coming from her office.
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and seeing strange men come and go at all hours of the night. >> i thought she was a little -- i don't know. not risque. but flirtatious at times with a couple of the male participants of the class. >> reporter: some men allegedly paid big bucks for wright's services. >> $150. and one case was $1,500. >> reporter: prosecutors say wright recorded some of her encounters with the men. and say they have 100 hours of video evidence, which many fear could now ruin lives. and kennebunk is so small. with 100 names on the list, 1 out of every 30 men living here could have been a client of wright. according to the defense attorney of a prominent family with a compound the next town over, the bush family is not on the list. amy? >> they're in the clear. john schriffen, thanks for that. let's bring in legal analyst, dan abrams.
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the attorney of one of the alleged johns wants that entire list. any chance the judge is going to go for that. >> the judge shouldn't suppress it. when adults are charged with crimes, it's public record. and if we're going to say, in this case, that their names shouldn't be released, why shouldn't other people who are charged with rape or financial crimes or other things that they certainly wouldn't want out there. their names shouldn't be released, either. i don't see why this case should be treated differently than any other case. >> and what is the likelihood that these johns will actually be punished? >> the punishment for this kind of crime is a fine. and i think they are going to pursue a lot of the johns in this case. a lot of time you hear people say why aren't they pursuing the johns? and why is it just the prostitutes? but this is a low-level misdemeanor. and you're talking about likelihood of a fine only. you hear from the lawyers, they're more afraid of what the perception is going to be. >> the damaged reputation is
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going to be the most damage of all. most of the charges against alexis wright and mark strong, are they misdemeanors, as well? >> of the 106 charges, you have 103 misdemeanors here. only three felonies. and those relate not to prostitution but to theft and tax evasion. a lot of different charges here. these are the cases that tend to plead out. >> and tend to live on in the media. time, now, for the weather and sam champion. sam? >> amy, we're going to start with pictures out west. why don't we start with pasadena, california. well, la quinata/flintridge. not only do they have to clean up the hail. but they have flooding rains. creating a little mudflow down the streets of la quinata. that's a concern for them. here's another hit of rain in the northwest. your dry spell is over,
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officially. in some cases, two to four inches of rain. four to eight inches of rain in the mountain peaks there. expect heavy rain. and the cold air is east this morning. if you haven't stepped out the front door yet, be prepared. these are tonight's low temperatures. saranac lake goes to 17. overnight to tomorrow morning, these are the temperatures you're waking up with. the chill is really in here. this line of strong storms today moves into the middle of the country on saturday. and it's going to be powerful enough and long enough, that it's going to be there. pay attention for the storm >> all that tgif weather was brought to you by walgreens.
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and we're coming up on 7:44, with brand-new drama for whitney houston's family. a reality show for 19-year-old bobbi kristina, revealing she is engaged to the man that whitney
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treated like an adopted son. is it for real or for publicity? >> reporter: eight months after her untimely passing -- >> the glam and the glitz. i didn't see that. i saw a mom. >> reporter: we're getting the first glimpse into how whitney houston's family is coping with their devastating loss. in the new reality show, "the houstons, on our own," which debuts october 24th on lifetime, whitney's 19-year-old daughter bobbi kristina, reported relationship with nick gordon, takes center stage. nick was like an adopted son to the singer, living with them from the age of 12. >> engagement? this is not acceptable. >> we hear bobbi kristina giggling, talking about being engaged. and we see negative reaction from her aunt and uncle. >> reporter: bobbi and nick raised eyebrows after appearing
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♪ jessie's girl i wish that i had ♪ ♪ jessie's girl "jessie's girl," thanks to d.j. calcutta. she is with common. but she's playing rick springfield because he is here this morning. we saw him yesterday in the subway. but here he is in times square. the video that blew up online. ♪ it ain't hard to define >> so many will -- >> we saw it yesterday. >> yep. >> sam and i visited rachael ray. and she had him on. and the burst of emotion from women in the audience was -- >> well, look at amy, holding on
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to her pen. >> amy, we have to talk to you. >> it's okay. come on in, rick. amy robach is here because robin is at home recovering from her bone marrow transplant. amy, time for you to recover. >> yes, i know. i'm crying here all right. also ahead, we have very important news for the ladies out there. is your purse killing you slowly and you don't even know it? >> they're being weighed right there. >> it's kind of heavy. >> i think this is like 20 pounds, don't you? and this is what women carry around. we're going to talk about why that is so dangerous and deadly. jennifer aniston has made headlines for her amazing hair over the years. now, she's revealing the secret behind the rachel, with help from science. and i believe, for comparison's sake, i believe we efforted -- >> i knew it.
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>> i think i had that when "friends" was already off the air. a few years behind. channeling the rachel. >> what was the secret, amy? >> the secret? lots of hairspray? i don't know. it probably isn't what jennifer aniston is promoting. >> it's an endearing fashion trend. and you look fabulous in it. >> oh, sam. >> just another excuse to put the picture up. and a burning question for friday. what's in this box? it's a deal so secret and so good, you've got to see it to believe it. it's one of our sensational "deals and steals" today. and you don't want to miss it. now, we have to get news and josh elliott. >> we're going to begin with democrats and republicans declaring victory from last night's debate. vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan clashing on everything from a terrorist attack in libya to medicare.
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at times, just short of calling each other liars. and there was this exchange on the economy. >> we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. >> shouldn't be surprising for a guy who says 47% of the american people are unwilling to take responsibility for their own life. they pay more effective tax than governor romney pays in his federal income tax. >> so many exchanges like that one. analysts say biden's aggressiveness will likely rally democrats. while ryan's calm, reassuring manner will likely appeal to swing voters. congressional debate in los angeles got physical. congressman brad sherman, grabbing his opponent. at one point, actually shouting, do you want to get into this? right there. they got so close to each other. a sheriff's deputy had to step in and break things up. and there are new calls for a criminal investigation into
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the massachusetts pharmacy blamed for the nationwide meningitis outbreak. 14 people have now died in 11 states. the outbreak has been traced to tainted steroid shots. regulators said they were powerless to improve conditions at the pharmacy, even with its history of safety concerns. new accounts from the war zone in afghanistan, says prince harry has fired on scores of enemy fighters, during his second tour there. he's helping to save wounded british soldiers before applying cover in his apache helicopter. and if you think your phone company is stubborn, look at a woman in france, what she got for a cell phone bill. look and count the zeros. that's 11 quadrillion euros. that's 15 quadrillion dollars. that's a lot of zeros. when she called about, what many
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of us would see is an obvious mistake, she was told, nope. the charges are going to tistic. and they were going to be garnishing her bank account. it took call after call. >> did she tell them quadrillion? and they said, yes, that's right. >> she probably did it in french. >> but i have unlimited texting. i don't know. with that, it's time for a little "pop news," everybody. we start with a little news for rihanna fans. the pop superstar revealing a few details about her new album. she's revealing a lot more than that. this is the cover for "unapologetic." it shows a topless rere. had to make the letters really large. and the editor was having a hard time making it work for morning television. on fire, we had to do that.
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the first single is "diamonds." it's climbing up the charts. rihanna telling fans over twitter that her new album will hit stores november 19th. just a little over a month from now. forget the limousine. forget the helicopter. the hot, new way for stars to get around new york city these days is by subway. earlier this week, we told you about jay-z riding the subway to his concert. katie holmes is the latest next big-name celebrity. she is the only one on the subway with big sunglasses. nobody wears them on the subway. another rider on the train said she was on her phone the entire time. poll from the audience, can you get cell phone service on the subway? >> she is concentrating. >> it's her way to avoid eye contact with anyone. >> look at george. she could be reading old e-mails. it's possible. >> the subway is the fastest way to get around the city. >> no doubt about it. >> she was probably timely.
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>> you never know who you're going to see. is snoozing and snacking the ultimate multitasking, ladies and gentlemen? or is this the toddler whisperer? he just put a.j. and m.j. after a busy morning of playing at the beach. just watch it for a second. this is the cuteness of the morning. i just can't stop. >> and it's done. >> and it's -- done. the snack that lets you snooze. that's it for "pop news," everybody. you're throwing to the weather? >> nope. guess what. our ginger zee is outside. >> good morning, everybody. the crowd out here, ready to enjoy. and a group from texas who says, you're a little cold, right?
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this is different from our kind of cold. where are you from? >> lufkin, texas. >> and they have the best shirts on. we love "gma," and robin. let's get into the forecast. we want to tell you about something very serious. that's a severe weather threat today, from midland to dodge city there. that's where the threat for tornadoes, large hail and, of course, the damaging winds will be. tomorrow, it's flying east. and weekend "gma," i'll have the details tomorrow morning. that includes chicago and minneapolis tomorrow. severe weather, moving across the country. that's what i'll l
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>> wow. wait until you get out here, sam. quite the excited crowd this morning. let's head back in. you have the morning menu, buddy. >> we'll have the updates on weekend "gma." here's a look at what's ahead on the "gma morning menu" on friday. jennifer aniston, everyone, revealing the secret behind her famous hair, with a little help from science. is your handbag killing you, ladies? it's our "gma" purse intervention. unbelievable "deals and steals" for our viewers. we're going to show you what's in the box, coming up here, live from times square. we saw that last tide commercial with the parents and the cute little baby triplets... well wait until your triplets move back home after college.
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[ cheers and applause ] that is appropriate this friday morning. a little "hair," because we have are project about jennifer aniston's hair. now, she's going to make some profits by making everyone's as lovely as hers. she's put her money and her starpower who is said to discovered her secret to beautiful hair. we sent abbie boudreau to check out the products. >> reporter: a hair icon over the years. remember the rachel? nothing short of a hair phenomenon. turns out, jennifer aniston actually hated that cut. telling "allure" magazine in
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2011, i think it was the ugliest haircut i'd ever seen. but the obsession with jen's locks is greater than ever. and now, she's letting everyone in on her closely-guarded secret. this new product line, called living proof, where beauty meets science. in fact, scientists from m.i.t. helped create the product. it's supposed to restore damaged hair and extend the life of a hair style two times longer. and jen's not only the spokesperson. she's also co-owner, joining the ranks of other celebrity investors, with the likes to make some serious cash. from ashton kutcher, who has pop chips. and 50 cent who invested in vitamin water. >> when the brand's parent company was bought by coca-cola, everyone won. >> reporter: for jen, she says the proof of her product is in
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the bottle. we brought our own living proof products to the dry bar in west hollywood. to see if i could get the jennifer aniston look. this is the look i'm going for. a little messy, a little beachy. >> using the right shampoo. >> reporter: after much primping and tugging and blow drying, we were ready for the reveal. >> oh, my gosh. it works. >> reporter: here's the before. and my jennifer aniston-esque hair after. now, only if she would let me borrow that ring. for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, hollywood. now, it's time for, say it with me, everyone. "gma" purse intervention. that's right. we want to help everyone with what could be a major hazard to your health, your purse. abc's bianna golodryga hit the streets to find out what's in your handbag.
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and if it's hurting you. ♪ >> reporter: this bag weighs in at -- >> 25. >> reporter: and this one -- >> 9.1 pounds. can't believe it weighs that much. >> reporter: from new york to los angeles, we are being weighed down by our bags. >> my purse is a nightmare. it's literally just garbage and miscellaneous junk. 6.1. >> reporter: why do our bags always tip the scales? >> water bottle. wallet. junk. and a phone. >> newspaper. books. a whole separate purse. >> definitely the wallet. keys. makeup. my jogosh. only 4.3. >> reporter: it's not just what's in our bags. let's face it. our bags have accessories of their own. from buckles, to grommets, and
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weights. all adding to what we carry every day. i'm guilty as charged. here's my 7 1/2-pound bag that i carry around every day. it's especially hard when you're walking around for hours with all that weight. >> they become like the black hole. >> reporter: what are the conditions you've treated due to large bags. >> headaches. neck pain. upper back. and it travels down into the arm. the nerves are being pinched. >> and bianna is with us here. and marcia's here with us. and marcia, unfortunately, i think has the heaviest bag that you found, right? >> reporter: exactly. >> let's put it on the scale. oh, sure. >> i can't even lift it. >> you are so in the danger zone. >> reporter: you have a 13-pound child. >> what is in there? >> i think everything and its mother. >> the kitchen sink, as well. this is a daily routine for you?
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and do you have back problems? >> yes. >> you will if you don't. let's talk about what you can do to save your back and your health. the first suggestion is to bring two bags? >> reporter: two bags. you have a bag like this. you fold it into your purse. >> why is that better? >> reporter: it's weight distribution. you're carrying two things but evenly distributing on your body and your arm. >> and you're handling how you hold your bag and has an impact. >> reporter: that's true. the cross your heart bag is becoming popular. >> it's like a messenger bag. >> reporter: all about the weight distribution. this is better for you than one shoulder. >> even though it cuts into your neck a little bit. they say this is the best. >> reporter: yes. not very stylish. going back to school. but the backpack, talking about weight distribution, this is where it's all at. and you carry a little clutch. >> you can't fit anything in
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there. >> reporter: just for aesthetics. and you know, really, they say this is the best. a wheelly bag. maybe when you're going to the airport. you could start that trend, though. >> bianna, thank you. hopefully our shoulders will thank you, as well. josh, over to you. >> good. tory johnson here. we have an all-american "deals and steals." again, people, only as supplies last. logon right now, on yahoo! you'll get the promo codes and links for this stuff because it goes like hotcakes. another favorite american meal. >> let's start with reproductions of andy warhol's iconic prints. a little surprise for you there. they're perfect. they come framed, ready to go. dormroom, living room, bedroom, office, you name it. normally, $120 to $208. but ready for this? >> i am.
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>> 59 bucks. >> that's phenomenal. >> ready to go. >> this is going to look good in the dressing room, sam. one of the three dressing rooms, sam. this is a secret -- top-secret "steal and deal." are we ready? drumroll, please. >> state necklaces. you can either wear the state that you live, where you want to live, where you were born. sterling silver. huge celebrity following. eva longoria, katy perry. >> look at that. >> normally, $130. but slashed by 67%. >> that's great. california has never looked so shiny. >> it's the election collection. these are hand-crafted chocolate outside and chocolate ganache inside. you get 12 of your party. 12 donkeys or elephants. you can devour the party or
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savor the sweetness. these are slashed in half. $22.50. >> equal time on chocolates. happy birthday. >> i love these. i love these. these are chelsea taylor bracelets, inspired by your favorite pro football team. and they were designed by former new york giants super bowl champ karl banks and his daughter. >> we have the dolphin s here. >> robin, the saints. normally, these pieces range from $79 to $241. the bracelets specifically, 39 bucks. 50% to 63% off. >> quick, robin, this one's for you. >> don't you think it's a good combo? her bracelet and the saints bracelet. >> looks good. >> last but not least, from franklin sports, think halloween, you want to put your
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take a look. >> best. >> monthly mashup ever. >> good morning, america. ♪ do you have the time open up your eyes ♪ ♪ do you have the time open up your eyes ♪ ♪ do you have the time >> is that how we get started? >> that's how we do it. >> "gma." >> bring it. >> we raise the bar. >> everybody wins. >> i'm just saying. ♪ >> bam. >> i like your hat. >> arnold schwarzenegger, too. >> i will be back. ♪ it was only a kiss it was only a kiss ♪ ♪ it was only a kiss it was only a kiss ♪ ♪ time to open up your eyes do you have the time ♪ ♪ to open up your eyes that is what we are ♪
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♪ no one in between sail away with me ♪ >> "gma." >> bring it. >> lots of news. >> about 102. >> sleep deprivation will do to you. >> all of us here, of course, team robin sends our love. our love, to our friend. >> hi, robin. >> we miss you. >> good morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> three, two -- ♪ do you have the time >> across the road. ♪ do you have the time >> can you hear me? ♪ do you have the time to open up your eyes ♪ ♪ do you have the time sunny days "gma" ♪ >> much respect to everybody here. this is much harder than i thought. >> good morning, merv. . >> kind of a fun month. >> we have a great job. >> that is -- that is so good. >> i'll tell you what. >> and already, it's going out
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on twitter. it's online. you can send it to your friends. it is hysterical. you just saw part of it. coming up, our all-star reunions continue, by the way. behind the scene of hilarious comedy "the larry sanders show." and kevin james and henry winkler are here, as well. and d.j. kalkutta. today, she's ours.
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good morning. i'm kristen sze breaking news in san francisco west portal tunnel still closed to muni because of a fire. the fire erupted at a restaurant around 5:00. crews were putting out the flames when the fire flared up again the fire damaged adjacent dental office, wine shop and hair and nail salon. muni metro exhumers have to use a bus bridge. >> the -- the bus bridge is set up l nine -- l line and k and m lines. jam up behind the bay bridge earlier accident coming off the sky way clear damage done heading into san francisco
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san mateo bridge and dumbarton bridge jammed alternatives this morning. we'll check your
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having heard reports of drizzle or sprinkles over last couple of hours. temperatures now in the mid 50s. beg story as we head to the afternoon, -- the big story as we head to the afternoon, temperatures from 9 to 14°
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cooler. a lot more sun [ cheers and applause ] d.j. kalkutta, there she is inside. happy crowd out there in times square. and everybody's rockin' inside, as well. they are moving. >> what's going on? >> wow. >> it sure is. >> robin, is boom, boom, pow'ing at home. robin is at home recovering from her bone marrow transplant. great to have amy here. >> we should explain why d.j. kalkutta is playing "boom, boom pow," because the stars are here, kevin james and henry winkler. there they are. and our all-star reunion blowout week continues.
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"the larry sanders show." garry shandling and company, a show almost ahead of its time. jeffrey tambor. hey, now. and bringing his own boom, boom, pow, chef michael symon. he's a carnivore, ladies and gentlemen. and proud of it. meat and so much more. we have to finish up the all-star reunion blowout. we had so much fun with our friends at "entertainment weekly," bringing back all of the old favorites. we're reuniting the crew from "the larry sanders show." chris connelly was there. he's here to tell us all about it. hey, chris. >> reporter: good morning, george. as it was an extra in the '90s, it was probably ahead of its time. influential for shows like "30 rock," "curb your enthusiasm."
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>> most of my fan mail matches the handwriting of the unabomber. >> reporter: during the 1990s, "the larry sanders show" was a sitcom with a serrated edge. >> is there a problem or something? >> i'm walking right now. >> right. >> reporter: this reunion for "entertainment weekly" is a reminder of how ahead of its time larry sanders was. serving up some of those awkward comedy moments. >> i support it completely. you are gay and i'm straight. >> that's okay. i'm not gay. i'm also straight. >> i'm glad we talked about it. >> sometimes i do wish that i was gay, recently, because i
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find you very attractive. >> reporter: it stars garry shandling as its host. >> johnny carson was going off the air then. hbo was open to doing a show about a talk show. >> very centered. life must be good, huh? >> i'm drunk. >> reporter: jeffrey tambor shines as the sidekick hank kinsley. >> hey, now. >> you said it again. >> i didn't think hey, now, is going to deliver. and he made, just say it. >> reporter: staffers like mary lynn rajskub. penny johnson, and wallace langham. >> suzanne sommers thunderstorm. do you want her to bring the thighmaster? >> you keep going. you don't stop. you just keep going. that was the great thing that i
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loved about it. >> reporter: jeffrey, you said this show changed your life. >> i did? when i read the script, i said, i can see it. i think i was probably the most affirmative of anybody. >> that baby is leaking something. and that something smells like gas. >> the writing was unbelievable. you spoiled us. completely spoiled us. >> i haven't really done any comedy that comes close to having the depth and the jokes. >> with the backdrop of hollywood. you know these people. you work with these people every day. it's relatable. >> reporter: the show seemed so true to life, that it turned out to be, true to life. >> now and then, i would get a call from one or more from the actual talk shows saying, that actual happened. did somebody tell you that? >> ladies and gentlemen, alec baldwin. >> i remember when he came on, we went crazy. >> actually, larry, you and i have something in common. >> yes? yes, we do.
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[ laughter ] you probably don't know that alec and i -- alec used to date my ex-wife, francine. >> no. i was referring to our charity work with multiple sclerosis. >> reporter: did anyone do a show like this in 2012? >> i tend to think it's timeless because real moments are timeless. but i did write for hallmark for a year and a half. and i can assure you, real moments are timeless. >> no flipping. we'll be right back. >> reporter: from newcomers like penny, to old veterans like rip torn, so much affection for gary sa shandling for what he did for their careers. if gary had to do it over again, more seasons but fewer shows in those seasons. >> we would have loved that.
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thank you, chris. guess who is standing beside me, george. rick springfield, ladies and gentlemen. [ cheers and applause ] you've got to be used to that by now. we were around. and we have seen how the crowds were reacting. have you seen the video of rick in the subway? i have to show you this. ♪ i wish that i had jessie's girl ♪ ♪ i wish that i had jessie's girl ♪ ♪ how can i find a woman like that ♪ >> when you can stop a busy new york city subway station, you know you have some oomph. what is that? what is all that? >> that's my new album. "songs for the end of the world." and there's four different album covers. and basically, it came out the other day. and we're doing -- we did a couple of songs on the subway from that. there's a song called "i hate myself" that everyone gets into, get rid of some of the angst you have. >> i have heard the song.
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and maybe know how to join in. can you do a little bit for us? ♪ i hate myself because i want you ♪ ♪ i hate myself i'm a one-man wrecking crew ♪ ♪ you're bad for me i'm bad for you ♪ ♪ my big breakdown your big breakthrough ♪ ♪ i hate myself but i want you ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> i am crazy about you, rick springfield. thank you. and they're like filming the whole thing. it will be on a special youtube channel or something. >> i'm going to film henry filming you. >> and josh is filming -- now, i can't. i'm too confused. rick springfield, you're amazing. thank you for stopping by and
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singing a little. and i hate myself. ♪ i hate myself >> here's what's happening, america. we'll watch this front move into the middle of the country. this is going to be a pretty tough line of storms. ginger zee has everything you need to know about and your local abc stations on saturday. dallas, memphis, new orleans, and hello, miami. i can't wait to get there with 86 degrees today and 86 on saturday, as well. be >> what's that? ♪ i hate myself 'cause i want you ♪ ♪ i hate myself i'm a one-man wrecking crew ♪
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>> amy? >> all right, sam. now, to the new endeavor by astronaut mark kelly, husband of former congresswoman, gabby giffords. kelly is the author of a brand-new children's book called "mousetronaut." abbie boudreau talked one-on-one with the former pilot and space commander. >> reporter: commander mark kelly's latest mission. >> liftoff. >> reporter: a children's book, about this mighty, little mouse. meteor, the mousetronaut. >> kids tend to be interested in astronauts and space, and also animals a little bit. especially, cute, little mice. >> reporter: no real surprise commander kelly came up with the idea in outer space. mousetronaut, is based on a partially true story. after flying aboard "endeavour" 11 years ago, with 18 mice in a cage. >> one guy would float around, over to his food. float over to his water to get a
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drink. and seemed to really enjoy the experience. hey, look at what our tiny friend has done, the commander says. he's saved the mission. >> reporter: it's about a small mouse, who beats the odds, and saves the day in a big way. this story is really about believing in yourself. >> reporter: believing in yourself. and the power, in this case, of this guy being small. he wasn't the biggest. he wasn't the strongest. but because he did believe in himself. and he was selected for this mission. >> reporter: it's a lesson he's reminded of every day. alongside his wife, former congresswoman, gabby giffords. how is she? >> doing really well. focused on her recovery and therapy. she's getting better every day. >> reporter: commander kelly dedicated the book to his two daughters, who he says always allowed him to reach for the stars. for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news,
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tucson. coming up next on "gma," kevin james and henry winkler. they are singing with rick springfield.
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♪ kevin james, henry winkler, starring in "here comes the boom." kevin playing a teacher, who is
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determined to save the school music program. and his fellow teacher's job, played by henry. he decides to get in on a crazy scheme. kevin plays the teacher that henry is risking his life in the ring for. happy to have you here. you could have written any character for yourself. you decided to write a lot of abuse. >> you don't think about that. and you are realizing, i have to film this one day. >> you're a big ufc guy. and a big mixed martial arts guy. >> i became one. to get to know them. and not just gladiators but real human beings that are beautiful people. >> they are, zen gentlemen outside the ring. and then, they'll eat a body part when they get in. >> great athletes, too. meanwhile, you actually -- you modeled your character on a high school teacher you had yourself. >> mr. rock.
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i write about him in our children's novels. but he was the one -- >> we're seeing mr. right here. >> there's mr. rock. my goodness. he was the one who said, winkler, if you ever do get out of high school, you're going to be okay. >> in seven to eight years. and he was right. >> we want to take a look at a clip. you guys are coming up with a strategy right here for kevin's first big fight. take a look. >> i got it. i know exactly what you have to do. music. you're going to be inspired by music. that's why all the gladiators entered the coliseum with that thundering music. >> actually, they do that in the ufc. >> exactly. and you're going to follow in the footsteps of all those great warriors. every one of them has a distinctive musical theme that puts fear in the hearts of opponents. that renders them even before the match began. you could enter with pacbell. bach.
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>> i have it. listen to me. i'm picking the song. >> of course, you are. >> this is a man that you instantly get behind. and it's all my self-sacrifice is because of him. and you love him so much. that's why i was excited to do it. that's why you believe it. >> it's really nice to see you two hanging out here, off-camera. i wonder, an iconic character, arthur fonzarelli was. how many fonz references are happening on the set every day? >> you know what? there was so much work because of all of those fights, you know, we did them over weeks and weeks and weeks. and this guy would be thrown like a rag bunny. and this big boy moves like a panther. >> i'm like a very thick panther. but -- >> it's true. >> between takes, i'm literally asking him everything about "happy days."
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about fonz. dancing william. what's bobby doing now? he was the greatest. >> great movie. it's terrific. it will take its place in the pantheon of great films of all-time. "here comes the boom." it opens today. michael symon is here with
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♪ deejay friday, everybody, right here on "gma." it's where your weekend starts. the party in times square. and our master chef, by the way, michael symon. >> oh, thank you. >> you know a lot about him because you watch him on "the chew." here's what you don't know. he comes from a family, ladies and gentlemen, of carnivores. >> it's true. i'm a american boy, born in cleveland, ohio. we like our meat there.
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>> the book is out named "michael symon's carnivore." >> it comes out tuesday. you can get it now on on preorder. i like this book. it's not like giant meat all over the place. meat that's been raised the proper way. we teach them how to cook for it and how to shop for it. >> we should start working because josh is eating out of the pan right now, speaking of carnivores. >> he's hard to control, sam. >> this is a family recipe -- tell me. there's no doing it. this is a family recipe. this is mom's, right? that's good. >> my mom taught me that. these are my mother's meatballs. they're pork and ricotta meatballs. she takes day-old bread and soaks it in milk. and wrings out the milk and adds that to the meatballs. it keeps them moist. >> if i'm just adding the
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crumbled bread, i'm doing it wrong. >> you have to soak the in the milk first. garlic, and lemon zest. these are relatively rich. you add the lemon zest in there. it brightens up the flavor. citrus is a flavor enhancer. cinnamon. ground coriander. >> i shouldn't be afraid of coriander, right? >> you know what they say. it's okay. and ricotta cheese. you can mix it together with your hands or a spoon. you don't want to overwork it. and you get the beautiful, little meatballs. and they're going to be
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supermoist because of the cheese and the bread. and i have a pan, over medium-high heat. i sear them all up. we get them golden brown all the way around. we can finish them in an oven. or finish them in tomato sauce, until they're tender. >> fantastic. >> i like them with no sauce. >> i eat them just like that, too. i'm going to have like five of them. gang, out of the way. >> it's always good. >> when it's silent down here, it's good. >> and hit it with a little bit of parmesan cheese. a little bit of parsley. i like to serve it with my mother-in-law's spicy greens, also in the book. sicilian cauliflower, also in the book. it's delicious. >> it is delicious. you make a beautiful table. josh, i'm eating. can you finish off? >> you can see this fella on "the chew," michael symon, this afternoon. at 1:00 eastern. we have to eat. we'll be right back.
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still got it. now, we want to welcome the newest member of our "gma" family, william edward lopez.
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>> mazal tov. >> producer margaret bombgart. he arrived wednesday, weighing in at 6 pounds, 9 ounces. already showing support for team robin. look at margot right there. margot, we are so happy for you. what a fantastic end to the week. >> we thank d.j. ckalkutta. next week, valerie bertinelli and tom hanks.
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good morning i'm kristen sze. san francisco firefighters have timely contained a four alarm blaze in the west portal neighborhood. the fire erupted around 5:00 this morning it damaged several businesses. the scene is next to the west
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portal tunnel where muni metro service has been halted many commuters must use a bus bridge. >> giants headed to the championship series sunday after they beat the reds yesterday. they will travel to washington or return home to host the cardinals depending on which of the teams win tonight. the weather is going to be fine sunday. summer-like next week. today cool. live doppler we are drying right now temperatures with scattered sunshine this afternoon, 9 to 14° cooler. most of us in the 60s upper five's long the coast fog tonight into tomorrow morning. 70s and 80s next week. slow and go westbound across the san mateo bridge. earlier problems cleared. traffic remains bumper-to-bumper same behind the bay bridge metering lights on slow and go behind the toll. bus bridges from muni l,


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